December 01, 2015

Raymond Ibrahim: Obama’s Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

StaffRebel Columnist

(This article by Raymond Ibrahim originally appeared on on November 19, 2015)

Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as “shameful”: “That’s not American. That’s not who we are. We don’t have religious tests to our compassion,” loftily added the American president.

Accordingly, the administration is still determined to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, almost all of whom will be Muslim, despite the fact that some are ISIS operatives, while many share the ISIS worldview (as explained below).


Yet right as Obama was grandstanding about “who we are,” statistics were released indicating that “the current [refugee] system overwhelmingly favors Muslim refugees. Of the 2,184 Syrian refugees admitted to the United States so far, only 53 are Christians while 2,098 are Muslim.”


Aside from the obvious—or to use Obama’s own word, “shameful”—pro-Muslim, anti-Christian bias evident in these statistics, there are a number of other troubling factors as well.


For starters, the overwhelming majority of “refugees” being brought into the United States are not just Muslim, but Sunnis—the one Muslim sect that the Islamic State is not persecuting and displacing. After all, ISIS—and most Islamic terrorist groups (Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Al Shabaab, Hamas, et al)—are all Sunnis. Even Obama was arguably raised a Sunni.


In this context, how are Sunnis “refugees”? Who are they fleeing? Considering that the Obama administration defines refugees as people “persecuted by their government,” most of those coming into the U.S. either aided or at least sympathized with the jihad against Assad (even if they only revealed their true colors when the time was right).


Simply put, some 98% of all refugees belong to the same Islamic sect that ISIS does. And many of them, unsurprisingly, share the same vision—such as the “refugees” who recently murdered some 120 people in France, or the “refugees” who persecute Christian minorities in European camps and settlements. (None of this should be surprising considering that Al Azhar—the Sunni world’s most prestigious university of Islamic law, which co-hosted Obama’s 2009 “A New Beginning” speech—was recently exposed as teaching and legitimizing all the atrocities that ISIS commits.)


As for those who are being raped, slaughtered, and enslaved based on their non-Sunni religious identity—not by Assad, but by so-called “rebel” forces (AKA jihadis)—many of them are being denied refuge in America.


Thus, although Christians were approximately 10 percent of Syria’s population in 2011, only one percent has been granted refuge in America. This despite the fact that, from a strictly humanitarian point of view—and humanitarianism is the chief reason being cited in accepting refugees, Obama’s “compassion”—Christians should receive priority simply because they are the most persecuted group in the Middle East.


At the hands of the Islamic State, which supposedly precipitated the migrant crisis, Christians have been repeatedly forced to renounce Christ or die; they have been enslaved and raped; and they have had more than 400 of their churches desecrated and destroyed.[i]


ISIS has committed no such atrocities against fellow Sunnis, they who are being accepted into the U.S. in droves. Nor does Assad enslave, behead, or crucify people based on their religious identity (despite Jeb Bush’s recent, and absurd, assertions).


Obama should further prioritize Christian refugees simply because his own policies in the Middle East have directly exacerbated their plight. Christians and other religions minorities did not flee from Bashar Assad’s Syria, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, or Muamar Gaddafi’s Libya. Their systematic persecution began only after the U.S. interfered in those nations in the name of “democracy” but succeeding in only uncorking the jihadi terrorists that the dictators had long kept suppressed.


Incidentally, prioritizing Christian refugees would not merely be an altruistic gesture or the U.S. government’s way of righting its wrongs: rather it brings many benefits to America’s security. (Unlike Muslims or even Yazidis, Christians are easily assimilated into Western nations due to the shared Christian heritage, and they bring trustworthy language and cultural skills that are beneficial to the “war on terror.”)


Finally, no one should be shocked by these recent revelations of the Obama administration’s pro-Muslim and anti-Christian policies. They fit a clear and established pattern of religious bias within his administration. For example:


When inviting scores of Muslim representatives, the State Department is in the habit of denying visas to solitary Christian representatives.

When a few persecuted Iraqi Christians crossed the border into the U.S., they were thrown in prison for several months and then sent back to the lion’s den to be enslaved, raped, or murdered.

When the Nigerian government waged a strong offensive against Boko Haram, killing some of its terrorists, Secretary of State John Kerry fumed and called for the “human rights” of the jihadis (who regularly slaughter and rape Christians and burn their churches). More recently, Kerry “urged Tajikistan not to go overboard in its crackdown on Islam.”

When persecuted Coptic Christians planned on joining Egypt’s anti-Muslim Brotherhood revolution of 2013, the U.S. said no.

When persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians asked for arms to join the opposition fighting ISIS, D.C. refused.

When the UN Security Council held a meeting to discuss the genocide against Christians and other minorities, although “many high level delegations from UN member states addressed the Security Council meeting, some at the Foreign Minister level, the United States failed to send … a high ranking member of the State Department.”


Most recently, as the White House works on releasing a statement accusing ISIS of committing genocide against religious minorities such as Yazidis — who are named and recognized in the statement — Obama officials are arguing that Christians “do not appear to meet the high bar set out in the genocide treaty” and thus likely not be mentioned.


In short, and to use the president’s own words, it is the Obama administration’s own foreign and domestic policies that are “shameful,” that are “not American,” and that do not represent “who we are.”


Yet the question remains: Will Americans take notice and do anything about their leader’s policies—which welcome Islamic jihadis while ignoring their victims—or will their indifference continue until they too become victims of the jihad, in a repeat of Paris or worse?


[i] Even before the new “caliphate” was established, Christians were and continue to be targeted by Muslims—Muslim mobs, Muslim individuals, Muslim regimes, and Muslim terrorists, from Muslim countries of all races (Arab, African, Asian, etc.)—and for the same reason: Christians are infidel number one. See Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians for hundreds of anecdotes before the rise of ISIS as well as the Muslim doctrines that create such hate and contempt for Christians who are especially deserving of refugee status.

RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist.  His books include Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007).

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commented 2015-12-29 17:59:38 -0500
Oops, it should be “down.”
commented 2015-12-29 17:54:53 -0500
J Kay – That statement is a veiled threat from the first black president. I think it’s pretty safe to say that the president is definitely not a Christian, and he is practicing his evil Taqiya. In the Bible, it says that you will know them by their actions. Everything B.O. has done has been to undermine America, and now his mini-me is in office in Canada, thanks to the same B.O. and the evil UN. This world is going done, just like it says in the Bible!
commented 2015-12-27 10:30:03 -0500
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” sounded like a strange thing for an American president to say. The only thing that I could draw from it is that he favours Islam over Christianity and as Andy Neimers mentioned below, perhaps he’s practicing Taqiya.
The Asian Times has a 3 part series this week, by Angelo Codevilla, Romancing the Sunni where he writes, “For more than a quarter century, as Americans have suffered trouble from the Muslim world’s Sunni and Shia components and as the perennial quarrel between them has intensified, the US government has taken the side of the Sunni. US foreign policy in the Middle East had moved to the Sunni side in 1979 after the Shia Islamic Republic’s overthrow of Iran’s secular Shah.”
Perhaps that’s why America is bringing in Sunni-only refugees.
commented 2015-12-24 01:44:00 -0500
And in your face on the golf greens of Hawaii – A MERRY CHRISTMAS!….
commented 2015-12-09 03:19:35 -0500
Even the likes of astute US commentators like Krauthammer cannot face the possibility that Barak Hussein Obama is a Muslim practicing the lies of Taqiyya… But once you accept that possibility, everything he has done in the past seven years, to make the Muslim Caliphate grow stronger makes sense, like all the pieces of a jigsaw finally snapping into place…
commented 2015-12-06 01:47:29 -0500
Political correctness prevented any mention or discussion of Obama being a Muslim. The religion of the President of the United States was not supposed to be important. After all, all religions are the same, aren’t they? No they are not!
commented 2015-12-03 18:45:56 -0500
Muslim brother hoods sisters Obama/Trudeau ! Welcome to them! UN bank will fund them till the whole world is burning. The carbon tax is the money supply along with the drug trade all controlled through the treasonest leaders of the free world.
commented 2015-12-03 00:52:13 -0500
You’re right on Peter…. It is more and more apparent that Obama is practicing Taqiyya and everything he does, and has done, makes sense after you accept that reality… The American people are growing wise to that fact more and more, as evidenced by the questions being posed to Republican candidates in recent months… It is the majority of the US news media that have to come to grips with that reality, but which they are reluctant to do given their shoddy vetting of “Barak Hussein from Chicago” in 2008… Sooner or later they will have to do so as things deteriorate even more on the international stage… I also believe that historians will dig up the truth in coming years and decades as to what really happened under the Obama/Valerie Jarrett regime… Our American neighbours were “had”, we were had, and the Western World was had… He will go down in history as a traitor and a Muslim “fifth columnist”… It remains to be seen how much more damage he can do in the coming 13 months… The only comfort I have, is that if things do deteriorate even more, or Obama does attempt an “executive order coup”, he is going to be met with a rebellion in in the ranks of the US military… Real Americans will not just stand by…
commented 2015-12-01 19:39:24 -0500
Obama is one cruel and dangerous Islamic criminal. He will go down in history with this identity. When the entire truth is uncovered and released to the world he will be arrested and thrown into prison. He should get the death penalty for treason and being responsible for allowing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the middle east. Trudeau is now proving to follow in Obama’s footsteps. The conservative opposition party and the people of Canada has to get him out of office by impeaching him or whatever means necessary. There is a war going on right now with islam in the world and Trudeau is inviting them in. This is treason and is grounds for impeachment. Once he’s gone the next leader cannot under any circumstances allow any muslim refugees into our country ever. The more muslims who are here causing trouble that are deported, the safer our country is going to be.
commented 2015-12-01 15:16:12 -0500
The overwhelming preponderance of evidence would lead one to suspect that Mr. Obama is actually a Muslim practicing Taqiyya and Kitman and actively supporting the Quran taught Hizrah It also explains his total unwillingness to call radical Islam by its name and to denounce Sharia law.
After researching all other possibilities this is the only rational conclusion an educated person can arrive at. I challenge a rebuttal.
commented 2015-12-01 13:28:44 -0500
Keith you are so right. I have been called a racist for saying exactly the same thing for a long time, that ‘All Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are Terrorists’. All the so called peaceful Muslims might not kill or rape, but they do cheer on the ones that do and will rape and kill when they feel that they have the upper hand.
In the old West there was a saying that ‘the only good Indian was a dead one’, well, this now fits the Muslims, and should be our battle cry or mantra, ‘the only good Muslim is a dead one!’.
I know that I will be or could be in huge shit for saying things like that, but I stopped being ‘Politicaly Correct’ a while back.
Besides I’m at the age that I don’t give a fuck, if someone doesn’t like what I say or how I say it, then too fucking bad!
commented 2015-12-01 13:17:53 -0500
I believe that Obama is a member of the Muslim brotherhood, and was implanted by the UN, just like our empty headed kid that was illegally placed in our parliament, by the same UN crooks. He has always been a traitor to America, but the smooth tongued devil kept playing that old race card, to fan the hatred of those who are mentally unstable, so that he can manipulate the events in his favour. He doesn’t even follow the laws of America! He makes his own laws based on his hatred of Christians, and white people.
commented 2015-12-01 12:34:11 -0500
Bad enough if Obama was just demonstrating the lefts’ stupid stubborn refusal to identify the enemy and now the victims as well but the evidence appears to indicate that he’s actually being complicit in supporting isis. This makes him a very dangerous man indeed. The lefts’ war on Christians and Jews is alive and well.
commented 2015-12-01 12:07:52 -0500
All Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are Terrorists. The so called peaceful Muslims will become Instant killers, when instructed to by their Mosque leaders.
One Muslim, in any country is one to many. The Quran instructs them to kill all Christians and this is what they will do.
As long as we have Traitors leading the western world, we are doomed to a very uncertain future. People like Obama and now Trudeau are in the process of dragging us down the path of no return.
Obama has a lot of power and is dangerous, Trudeau is also dangerous but simple minded, he obeys his Muslim masters. Cameron, I suspect is more involved with the UN Marxist. This makes little difference, they all have the same agenda and are working well toward their goal of ‘One World Order’. This will be achieved, first by controlling populations with Sharia Law, creating fear and confusion amongst all peoples, When populations become disorientated, they cannot organize themselves to fight back.
The Obama’s and Trudeau’s of this world need to be stopped, now. BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.
commented 2015-12-01 11:42:54 -0500
. . and our News Media (Canada and USA) and our new PM will just look the other way.
commented 2015-12-01 10:53:47 -0500
Obama is a muslim – his father was a muslim – terrorism will continue to thrive while Obama remains in charge.